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Title: Official gazette - Dominica
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Official Gazette.

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Government Notices.

No 121
FOR 1951.
Ir is notified for general information
that a limited number of copies of the
Report of the Development and Welfare
Organisation for 1951 is available for sale
to the public at Government Office.
The price of the report is 80 cents per
21st May, 1952.
No. 130
lier Majesty the Queen has been
graciously pleased to approve of the
following Birthday Honours:-
Kniq'ht Bachelor
Doctor T. W. J. TAYLOR, Principal
University College of the West Indies,
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of
the British Empire. -
Assistant Administrator, Grenada-
Colonial Police Medal-
C. 5/52.
7th June, 1952.
No. 131
His Honour the Acting Administrator
has been pleased to grant to the Honour-
able Mrs. ELMA NAPIER leave of absence

3 L 7/o--*

No. 32

as a Memb-r of the Legislative Council
from the 3rd of June to the 2nd of
lDe'ember, 1!)52.
9th June, 1952.

No. 132
Announcements in the Board of Trade
Journal on February !st. 1947 and June
7th, 1947, gave details of arrangements
between H. M. Government and the
French Government relating to compen-
sation in respect of war damage to British
property in France. and notified the final
date for the registration of claims as
December 31st, 1947.
An extension of the final date for the
submission of claims to July 7th. 1952. has
now been granted under Article 3 of Law
No. 52- 5 of January 3rd, 1952 to those
British subjects. Corporations and Asso-
ciations whose claims were, or would have
been, rejected because they were submit-
ted after December 31st, 1947.
It should, however, be noted that this
law does not permit the reconsideration
of claims which have been finally rejected
for any other reason.
Claims must be made to the competent
French authorities direct and should be in
the Frerch language. H.M. Government
can accept no responsibility for the actual
filing and prosecution of claims.
llth June, 1952.



No. 133
ALCENDOR, Miss EDITH, Telephone Oper-
ator, G.S.O Class II, vacation leave
from 19th May to 27th May, 1952
E. 203
AUGUISTE, VICTOR H.. 2nd Class Warder,
H M. Prison, vacation leave from 31st
May to 18th June, 1952 inclusive.
E. 558
BLANCHARD. Miss N.A. First Class Clerk.
Post Office, vacation leave from 19th
May to 9th July, 1952 inclusive.
E. 307
COIPEL. W 3., Foreman, Botanic Gardens,
vacation leave from 3rd to 27th June,
1952 inclusive.
DIDIER, HAIG P., Laboratory Technician,
Medical Department, vacation leave
from 3rd June to 22nd July, 1952
E. 648
Forest Service, vacation leave from
S26th May to 12th June, 1952 inclusive.
E. 667
FONTAINE, DENIS V Dispenser Laplaine
District. vacation leave from 3rd June
to 14th July, 1952 inclusive.
E. 497
LAMBERT, DENIS R., Second Class Clerk,
Treasury Department, vacation leave
from 9th to 21st June, 1952 inclusive.
E. 576
Class II, Medical Department, vaca'
tion leave from 3rd to 11th June
1952 inclusive.
E. 246
Clerk, Treasury Department vacation
leave from 9th June to 10th July,
1952 inclusive.
E. 640
TOUSSAINT, Miss CLARA, Health Visitor
Medical Department, vacation leave
from 31st May to 4th July, 1952
E. 89
mouth Hospital, vacation leave. from
3rd June to 5th July, 1952 inclusive.
E. 627
WYLLIS, Miss ALICE E., 2nd Class Clerk,
Treasury Department, vacation leave
from 3rd June to 22nd July, 1952
E. 465
YOUNIS, Miss MYRTLE, Clerical Assistant
Forestry Department, vacation leave
from 3rd June to 5th July, 1952 inclu-
E. 743

No. 134
TIiE undermentioned Ordinances which
has been assented to by His Excellency the
Governor are published with and form
part of this issue of the Gazette:--
No. 6 of 1952. An Ordinance to sanction
certain payments from the Public
Treasury in excess of the sum placed
on the Estimates for the year ended
the thirty -first day of December, 1947
No. 7 of 1952, An Ordinarce to amend
further the Medical Act. 193(.
13th June, 1937.

No. 135
The undermentioned draft Bill which
it is proposed to introduce in Legislative
Council is published for general inform.
tion with this issue of the Official
Gazette: -
An Ordinance to amend and consolidate
the Law relating to Trade Unions and
Trade Disputes
C. 61/41.
14th June, 1952.
No 136
THa following Statutory Rules and
Orders is circulated with and forms part
of this Gazette :-
No. 21 of 1952. Air Transport (Licensing
of Air Services) (Amendment) Regu.
lations, 1952.
C. 3/50
14th June, 1952
No. 137
THE Minutes of a Meeting of the
Finance Committee held on tuesday,
18th March, 1952. is published with this
issue of the Official Gazette for general
14th June, 1952,
By Command,
Government Secretury

Departmental and other

The following Press Release from Hast-
ings House. Barbados, dated 22nd May,
1952, is published for general information:-
Commonwealth Trade Dau at the
British Industries Fair.
The West Indies are well represented
at the British Industries Fair, where
Commonwealth Trade Day was celebrated
last week.
The day was marked by visits to the
Commonwealth section of the Fair at
Earl's Court, London, by Mr. Oliver


Lyttelton. Secretary of State for the
Colonies, Lord Salisbury, Secretary of
State for Commonwealth Relations, and
Mr. Peter Thorne! cioft, President of the
Board of Trade.
The British West Indies occupied an
impressive proportion of the section.
They displayed their sugar, fruits, rum,
cocoa, honey, the world-famous Sea
Island cotton, and the attractive products
of handcrafts such as basketwork and
wood-carving, weaving, and embroidery
The Jamaican stand included an exhibit
by the bauxite industry, the first time
that this newly-developed industry had
been staged by Jamaica as an individual
A feature of the Trinidad and Tobago
-stand was its magnificent display of
anthurium lillics which is now almost a
tradition. As well as the famous Trini-
dad asphalt and other well-known pro-
ducts on this stand, two of the islands
new industries were represented by dis.
plays of bottled lager beer and stapled
On a neighboring stand the attractions
of Barhados as a tourist centre were
These West Indian exhibits stood among
the displays of the Commonwealth coun.
tries, of Nigeria, the Gold Coast, and
Sierra Leone, of Hong Kong and Malaya,
Malta and Cyprus-displays that gave an
impressive idea of the magnitude of the
Commonwealth's production, especially of
raw materials Representatives in bright
national costumes lent added colour to
some of the stands.
In a broadcast on the eve of Common.
wealth Trade Day, the President of the
Board of Trade reminded lihteners that
the Commonwealth countries did one-
third of all the world's trade in 1951.
7th June, 1952.
pursuance of Rules made by the Chief
Justice under Section 16 of the Leeward
Islands and Windward Islands (Courts)
Order in Council, 1939, The Honourable
Puisne Judge assigned to the Dominica Cir-
cuit has appointed Tuesday the 24th day of
June, 1952, at the hour of ten o'clock
in the forenoon and subsequent days for
an adjourned sitting of the Court in its
Criminal Jurisdiction at the Court House at
Roseau within the Dominica Circuit.
Dated the 6th day of June, 1952.
Ag Registrar of the Supreme Court
of the Windward Islands
and Leeward Islands

It is notified for general information
that the postage rates payable in the
United Kingdom for air -nail cortespon-
rdence (except Air I ettess) to drtinations
outside Europe have been increased as
from the 1st of VIay. 195' At the sa ne
time. a separate rate for newspaper and
periodic s and a special rate for litera-
ture for the Blind have been introduced
The air mail rates payable for each
class of correspondence addressed to
:)ominica are now as follows:--
I'ette .s Is. 3d. per 4 ,z.or part thereof
A ir L, tte s (d (unchanged)
Post C, ds 8d
S Sc. Clu.s M mit 1 ii. o oz ,r part thereof
I Printed Papers (except newspaper
and periodicals) Commercial Papers,
Samples and Small Packets
S News'papers a,'d Periodicilt
4d per i oz. or part thereof
Literatute for the Bind
3d. per 2 oz. or part thereof
These new rates will not apply to air
mail correspondence addressed to members
of H M. Forces serving abroad.
Coloial Postmaster
General Post Office,
16th May. 1952


3rd Pub!icat,o,i
Application having been made by the
persons named for the purchase of por-
tions of Crown Land in the Parishes
shown below, the said lands will be sold
by Public Auction at the Forest Office,
Roseau. on the 11th day of August, 1952,
at and after 2 00 p m.
Any person laying claim to, or wishing to
bid for any of these said lands must give
notice in writing to the Chief Forest
Officer by the 9th day of July, 1952.
Diagrams of the said lands may be seen
at the Forest Office. Ros au between the
hours of 10.00 -12 00 a m.
i Parish of St And ew :
Avplicunt Phillip Gordon of Marigot
for 4 99 acres Land bounded as follows:-
North, South, East, West, By Crown Lands
Applicant Ellis Metheuse!a Hamlet of
Marigot for 5 21 acres. Land bounded as
follows:- North, South, East, West, By
Crown Lands.
Apnlic'mnt Thomaslee Felix of Marigot
for 7 56 acres Land bounded as follows: -
North, South, East, West, By Crown
Applicant Hubert Lewis of Marigot
for 3.78 acres. Land bounded as follows:-
North, South, East, West, By Crown


Applicant George Younger of Mari.
got for 29.775 acres. Land bounded as
follows:-North by land of Frobel Laville
South by land of Machhour George Eas'.
by Crown Land West by land (of Frobe
Parish of St David:
Applicant Staffa Daniel of Tranto
(near Castle Bruce) for 5.43 acres. Land
bounded as follows:-North, South, East,
West, By Crown Lands,
Applicant Jonathan W. Baptiste of
Sen House (near Castle Bruce) for 5 24
acres. Land bounded as follows: North
by Crown Land South by Maclacken River
& Crowr Land East by Crown Land West
by Crown Land.
Parish of St. Joseph:
Applicant Christopher Bruno of Mas-
sacre for 5.38 acres. Land bounded as
follows:-North, South, East, West, By
Crown Lands
Applicant Clement J. Ferriera of St.
Joseph for 10.5 acres. Land bounded as
follows:-North, South, East, West By
Crown Lands
Parish of St. Peter:
Applicant Irvings Ravariere of Coli-
haut for 7.0625 areas. Land bounded as
follows: -North by Crown Land South &
S. East by Ravine, Lands of St. Clair and
Mark Andre. South & S. West by
Dublanc River.
Parish of St Patrick.
Applicant George Andrew of Grand
Bay for 4.925 acres. Land bounded as
follows:-North by John and Benjamin
Jno. Lewis. South by Crown Land, East by
Lodric Thomas, West by L. R. Cookman.
Parish of St. George
Applicant Howard Rolle of Laudat
for 2.13 acres Land bounded as follows:-
North West by Crown Land, North East
by Crown Land. South East by Lands of
Tommy Noel, South West by Lands of
Cyril Rolle.
Chief Forest Officer,

WITH reference to Part I Section 5 of
the Vehicles and Road Traffic Ordinance
No. 21 of 1949, it is hereby notified for
general information that until further
notice in the Official Gazette the hours of
sunset and sunrise shall be respectively
6.15 p.m. and 5.30 a.m.
In accordance with the above-mentioned
Ordinance Motor Vehicles will therefore
bear lights from the hour of 6.45 p.m. to
5.15 a.m.
2ra1fic Commisioner

'TE, MONDAY JUNE 16, 1952

Office of the Roseau Town Council,
12th December, 1950
At the adjourned meeting of the Roseau
Town Council held this day, all members
were again present:-
On motion of Mr Royer. seconded by
Mr Grell. the council l resolved itself into
a Committee of the whole (ouneil to con-
tinue the consideration of the Reply.
Paragraph 6 was read and agreed to.
Paragraph 7 was read and amended.
Paragraph 8 was read and agreed to
Paragraphs 9 and 10 were read and
The Council resumed and the Chairman
reported that further progress had been
'he meeting was adjourned to the fol-
lowing day, the 13th instant at 3.30 p m.
Office of the Roseau Town Council,
13th December 1950
At the adjourned meeting of the Roseau
Town C unci! held this day, all members
were present.
The Council resolved itself into a Com-
mittee of the whole Council to continue
the consideration of the Reply
The paragraph dealing with the Main
Conclusion as to Policy was partially read
and discussed.
(Lt Col Rowbotham and Mr James
with the Chaira an's permission retiree
from the meeting)
The paragraph dealing with other Ad-
ministrative recommendations was read
discussed and amended
Mr Sweeting stared that he could not
subscribe to the last part of the paragraph
which read as follows:- The Council
would view with concern any attempt by
Government to compel them tI submit
their Estimates for the prior approval of
Government 'etc."
The Council resumed and the Chairman
reported that the paragraph relative to
the Main Conclusions as to Policy should
be considered by the whole Council
The meeting was adjourned to the 1-th
December, 1950 at 4 15 p m.
Office of the Roseau Town Council,
18th December, 19E0
At the adjourned meeting of the Roseau
Town Council held this day, all Members
were present with the exception of Lt.
Col Rowbotham.
The Council resolved itself into a Com-
mittee of the whole Council to continue
the consideration of the Reply.
The paragraph dealing with the Main
Conclusions as to Policy was taken up.
Mr Grell moved that the Municipal and
Land and House Taxes be increased from
i% to at least one percent. This was
agreed to.
The paragraph was read, discussed and
a mended.
The Council resumed.


The Reply as amended read as follows:-
Office of the Roseau Town Council
Dominica, B. W. I.
28th December, 1950
His Honour
The Administrator
Reply to Report on the Financial Po-
sition of the Roseau I own Council by
the Financial and Economic Adviser.
The Roseau Town Council have consi-
dered the Financial and Econo:ioe dvi-
ser's Report and have directed mn to i e-
ply as follows: -
Since the creation of the Roseau Town
Council in 1896 the funds at the disposal
of the Council have been hopelessly inade-
2 The only major works that have been
carried out during these 54 years and
whicl stand to tie credit of the Town
councill ate the YVeat and Fish t Market,
Windsor 'at k and oiled streets I'he oil-
ing of the streets was dne iy a grant of
;,0(0 from C. 1) & W. The streets at
Potteisrille which were incluorfd within
the ,ounidaiies oi' the Town of R seau
over twenty years ago ha~e onTi been
laid out without any attempt beinv made
to provide drains or pIoper surface
3 Most ot the drains of the Town ,of
Rosear are broken ;and require re.urfac-
ing An oen space in the heart of tile
Town i.ext ito the r ost Otflie is use I as a
v *geta )le market All kinds of veretajies
ite luding cahtages, leLtuce and ,ther
green veget;atles are placed on tile rrounid
on which all sorts of people, incluIingI
those offering front tuberculosis tropi-
cal ulcers and other diseases walk freely.
4 Poth Vendors and Purchasers are ex-
posed ,either to tie sweltePlrin suln or
heavy tropical rains Tile sanitation of
tihe town leaves tiiuch to bedesiretL Phtb-
lic lat ines are few in number an.l the
few existing on5s are a disgrace to any
civilize' d community Slumns abound every-
where in the Town Toe Town Plarnner.
Mr da:ddner- \elwyn ii his report stated
tlat l Rosenii cointained a proportionately
much larger slum area tnran any other
West Inlian i'apital Town There is no
'Towr. .al'. The office of the Town Coun-
cil oce:.plie one room on the ground floor
of the Post Office building'. Tnere i nor
Conirrinity centre nor any public hail.
At pr-esient public me1i inrngs are Ilelt in tIhe
t'ake Mark t. a sh i I aija-:nat to ie iopen
space used as a v-e,-tale Inarket, with
niost of the audietlie stadn ing in the ad-
jacent streets. P. N ing fields are inade-
quate for the nee s of the Community.
l-ousing is appalling. In short Roseau
today finds itself ii: need of atinost every
thing and is the ioist backward of all West
Indian Capital To. ns. Roseau has been
describeI by a writer as the untidy gate-
way to an earthy Paradise.
5 Though Rosea'- is the second largest
capital town in tht- Windward and Lee-
ward Islands yet ii- revenue is the small-
est Its revenue i:; less than a quarter of
that of St John's, Antigua, and less than
half of that of astries, St Lucia. St
John's is not a municipality. It is run by
City Commissioners and is a Government
Department. Its revenue goes to general
revenue and expenditure is provided for
on the Island's Estimates. The amount
collected for Land and House Tax and
other taxes and licences is about the same

as that of Roseau viz about 600n but ex-
per.ditnre is around 25,000 The entire
island meets the deficit of 19000 'as-
tries collects just about e same as Ro -
eao does frori taxes and licences common
Sto both but in addition pastriess has four
other sources of revenue which lioseau
does nor have viz (1) saile of water to
lshiils (2) recerlits T'ror a very good and
well organized market (:) receipts from
electric current aind (4) what the Finan-
cial and Economic Adviser calls a Pur-
chase Fax but which i prefer to call a
Shop Tax
6 in view of the deficirces mentiot.ed
above the members of the Town Council
which assumed office on 1st. December.
1847. at once determined to try to irm-
prove condiltios .Just at thit tine the
financial position had worsened due to in-
creased cost of materials and increased
wages over which the Town Council had
ro control. It was then 'ilmpssible to run
the Council without budgeting for a defi-
cit, which has grown ever since
7 All th- sources of revenue, especial-
ly Municipal ind Land and House Taxes
were thoroughly exan.ined The Council
were of tne opinion that with the excep-
tion of Dog Licences the other taxes and
licences should not then be increased for
the following reasons:-- eater rate had
been increased and wheel and entertain-
mtent taxes imposed just two or three
years previously. The Town was in a se.
rious state of depression and tiey consi-
dered that an increase of direct taxation
in tihe form rf Municipal and Land and
IHouse Taxes would infleit serious hard-
ships on the community. Furthermore
any small increase wmuld nrot materially
alter the financial position of the Council
To be of any real iue the increase would
have to be substanti I almost double ex-
isting rates. The Council decided against
an increase of Municipal and Land and
House Taxes at that time and decided to
seek a new former of taxation It was
eventually decided to impose a Tax on all
shops in town, similar to that imposed in
Pastries and that the rate should be 3l
(which was subs(equently reduced to 1I )
on their turnover arnd it was further de-
cided that their iriporiarrtions should be
taken as the basis for this tax. It wa,
believed that the receipts from that tax
woulhi enable the lTown C'ouncil to aise a
substantial loan to (arry out some im-
provenient in the Town and to balance
its budget. The legisl tive Council re-
fused to give the Town Council the
necessary power to impose such a tax
and tried to for.-e the Town council l to
increase Municipal and Land and House
Taxes With one exception the elected
members stood firm. The nominated
Members who were instructed by the
then Acting Admiristrator tog- tnrer
with one elected member, Han. Austin
Winston, voted for an increase from
I % to at least 1 %. This has never been
enfor ced
8 Ishall now deal directly with the


Paragraph 2. About a year ago Idiscov-
ered that the Audit Department without
any notification to the Council had ceased
to make a complete check of the Town
Council's books but made only test checks.
I immediately totk up the matter in the
Legislative Council and the Assistant Au-
ditor admitted that this was so but ex-
cused his department by stating that his
staff was inadequate. He was provided
with one more clerk and he promised to
carry out a full audit in future
Paragraph three and four The Esti-
mates for 1949 were delayed on account
of negotiations then going on with Gov-
ernment for the Shop Tax. It is not
wholly true that no proposals for increas-
ing revenue were submitted with the Esti-
mates The Council has long before asked
for the Shop Tax mentioned above and
had pointed out the Council's financial
difficulties to Government and had through
its Chairman informed Government that
the Representatives of the People on the
Council (with one exception) did not
think that the people could stand any in-
crease in Municipal and Land and House
Taxes at that time. By law there are three
officers of the Town Louncil whose salaries
cannot be altered without the previous
sanction of the Government. Two of these
officers had been promised by a previous
Town Council that their salaries would be
kept at the same rate as that of Govern-
ment Officers in the same grade Conse-
quently when Government Officers' sala-
ries were revised the necessary authority
was sought to bring the two 'own Coun-
cil officers in line with them When the
then Financial Secretary recommended
an increase in Municipal and Land and
House Taxes he was aware of the opposi-
tion or the Town Council to such increases.
I believe the Representatives of the peo-
ple on the Town Council knew the taxable
capacity of the people better than the
then Financial Secretary.
Paragraph 5 I have partially dealt
with this paragraph above but would like
to comment a little fu their. The Report
states that Finance Committee objects
partly because it is not satisfied that the
Town Council are making the maximum
use of their existing powers of taxation
and partly since Roseau is the main shop-
ping centre of the island, they do not see
why the taxpayer outside Roseau should
covertly subsidize the Roseaa taxpayer.
If, Finance Committee's views are right
I hope it will be agreed that the converse
is also true. Why should the Roseau tax-
payer who does not receive a cent from
Government and has to construct and
maintain his streets from his own pocket
have to subsidize the taxpayer outside
Roseau to construct and maintain his
roads through his contributions to Gener.
al Revenue of Government? Why should
the Roseau taxpayer have to provide a
proper market for the taxpayer outside
Roseau to sell his produce in and to be
protected from the sweltering sun or
heavy downpours of tropical rain? Why
should the Roseau taxpayer have to pro-
vide amenities for visitors who came to
visit not only Roseau but Dominica? Why
should the Roseau taxpayer provide sani-
tary conveniences for the taxpayer out-
side Roseau, who continually flock into

Roseau in large numbers especially on
Sa:urdnys? Why should the Roseau tax-
payer subsidize the Portsmouth taxpayer
by providing a market, a town hall and
annual grants in aid to the Portsmouth
Town Hoard through his contribution to
general revenue? Why should the Roseau
taxpayer subsidize the village boards
through its contributions to general re-
venu-? Why should the ( vernment col-
lect Liquor. Produce Dealeis and Trade
Licences on businesses situated in Roseau?
Paragraph 6 My only comment on this
is that government revenue has increased
by *over 3 ',% and that this increase is due
mostly to inc eased trade and not so much
to increased taxation In addition Gov-
ernment has received large grants-in-aid.
Inspite of these large sums Government
cannot balance its budget.
Paragraph 7 The figures $13862.00 for
1949 are a mistake. The corrected figures
are $19769.68. Instead of their being a
drop of Municipal and Land and House
Taxes there has been an increase of over
$:3000. I do not see any reason for taking
into account arrears of revenue in prepar-
ing the Town Council's revenue estimates.
The arrears are almost static, that is, the
arrears at the beginning of any one veai,
is always about the same as that at the
end of the year If account is taken of it
on the Revenue side account must also be
taken on the expenditure side Govern-
ment does not take its arrears of revenue
into account 1 can see no reason why
the Town Council should.
Paragraph 8 I have partially dealt with
this above The Audit Clerk has on 2 or
3 occasions complained to me that he had
not been able to get certain returns from
the Town ('lerk. The Town Clerk on the
other hand had replied that he cannot
send in his returns in time because the
Treasury backs are in arrears I shall
endeavour to have this situation remedied.
Paragraph 10 The Council strongly
disagrees with the statement that the tax
able capacity of the people of Roseau has
obviously increased. In the opinion of the
Council the taxable capacity has not ir-
creased. On the contrary the increased
cost of living has reduced the taxable ca-
pacity of the people of Roseau except in
isolated cases. In spite of what the Finan-
cial and Economic Adviser s;iys Roseau is
one of the highest, if not the highest.
taxed towns in the Windward and Lee-
ward Islands and at the same time is the
poorest. It is true that capital values
have increased but the income of large
sections of the community has not in.
creased. In any case the system of As-
sessment is based on rental value and not
on capital value. I do not agree with him
that the Rent Restriction Act has been
ineffective. In most cases where' high
rentals are charged, those buildings are
new and consequently there has never
been an authorised rent, that is the build.
ings were not rented on 3rd September,
1939, when war was declared. In any
case the Financial and Economic Adviser
has utterly neglected to take into conside-



ration the exorbitant prices for building
materials today and the capacity of the
people to pay. The Town Clerk on being
questioned stated that he does not remem-
ber stating to the Financial and Economic
Adviser that in no case in his recollection
has the assessment made been as great as
the actual rental would dictate. The Town
Council have always endeavoured to fix
the assessments in accordance with the
rents paid.
The Financial and Economic Adviser
might have stated that the rate of 15 cents
in the dollar is the highest in the Wind-
ward and Leeward Islands and that Ro-
seau for years has been the most depress-
ed town in the Windward and Leeward
Islands and that it is only this year that
things are brightening up a little due to
the advent of C D C and the export of
bananas by Antilles Products Ltd.
If the Town Council were to vary Muni-
cipal and Land and House Taxes in the
same way as Government varies Income
Tax many reopie would be left without a
shelter. It is onl/ i.hose who have incomes
Who pay Income ax but everyone must
have a place wherein to lay his head. The
increase in vehicle- licences is mainly due
to vehicles owned by Civil Servants whose
pay is subsidized by the Imperial Govern.
ment and by owners of estates Very few
of the Inhabitants of Roseau outside of
these lasses own motor vehicles
I am of the opinion that the practice
adopted by the Town Clerk in checking
vehicles is the best for the simple reason
that a!ll vehicles on the road must first be
examined by a Government Officer who
sends in a return to the Treasury of all
vehicles examined by him and allowed to
be on the road.
I do not know where the Financial and
Economic Adviser got his information
about dogs from. The Town Council has
already decided to increase dog licences
from 5/- to $2.00. This. however. may
not bring in additional revenue but tend
to reduce the number of dogs.
I do not understand what the Financial
and Economic Adviser means when he
states that he does not accept the view
that Government has been unduly niggard-
ly in the provision of amenities for Roseau
and mentions the medical and educational
fields He knows that those services do
not fail within the functions of the Town
Council and furthermore whatever has
been done in these two fields is for the
benefit of the Island as a whole and not
for the benefit of the people of Roseau
Main conclusions as to policy
Paragraph 11 et seq. The Town Coun-
cil are of the opinion that the Town can-
not be brought to and maintained at a
reasonable standard without a revenue of
at least $55000 per annum instead of the
present $28000 50 % of the increase to be
utilized for better maintenance of exist-
ing services and 50 % for "improvements
as follows:-
New Market

Marlborough St.
New Road behind Hospital
New Town Offices & increased services
Refuse Collector
Community Cent'e
Sanitation of Ray Front
Sanitation of Pottersville
Road Maintenance
Unless the revenue of the Town I'oun-
cil he brought to that izure 'tle Town
will continue to deteriorate
In view of this the Council:
(1) Note with regret that the financial
and 2o4)nomic Ad(iser has not been able
t, see his way to recommend the Shop
Tax asked for in spite of the fact that ho
admits that Castries could not carry .n
without it.
(2) Agree to increase Municipal and
Land and .louse Tax from I to at least 1 ,.
(3) Have no strong views on the pro-
pvsed new taxes but ire of the opinion
that the amount likely to be collected will
be neglii~lle.
(4) Have decided that Government be
asked to surrender the revenue collected
in Roseau from the following--
(5) Pay a lump sum in lieu of rates on
Government buildings in Roseau, which
the Council sOggests should be fixed at
Other Administrative Recommenda-
Paragraph 23 et seq. The Council agree
that the strengthening of the administ.a-
tive organization is an urgent necessity.
It has been unable to do so on account of
lark of funds an.l its protracted negotia-
tions with Government concerning same.
As soon as the finances of the Town Coun-
cil are put on a proper basis the Council
will do so.
The Council cannot agree that non-pay-
ment of tax be made a criminal offence
but every effort will be made to collect
revenue speedily.
The Financial and Economic Adviser is
mistaken when he states that he knows
that the Mayor does not agree with the
view that the bundaries of the town be
extended to include Goodwill.
Paragraph 27. The Council would view
with concern any attempt by Government
to compel them to, submit their Estimates
for the prior approval of Government and
point out that its present difficulties have
not been brought about by extravagence
or mismanagement but by circumstances
entirely beyond their control and consider
tiat such requirement would be putting
back the hands of the clock of local Gov-
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient Servant
Mayor of Reseau
The Chairman informed the Council
that the method of Accounting in the
Office of the Roseau Town Council was
seriously critized by the Examiner of Ac-
counts and he would like to appoint a
Committee to deal with the matter.


He thereupon appointed the Financial
Secretary, the Examiner of Accounts and
Mr. Royer to examine the accounts and
books of the Office and to make sugges-
tions for improvements. Agreed to
The Chairman also suggested that the
Sanitation Committee should meet on
Wednesday the 27th December, 1950 at
10 a m. to inquire into and deal with the
following: -
1. The amount spent on the Sanitation
of the Town.
2 The number of animals.
3. The number of Cartmen.
4 The number of Sweepers.
5. The number of Latrine Scavengers.
6. The extent of the Sanitary Inspec-
tors' districts.
7. The times of Scavenging.
The Council ag-eed.
The question of numbering houses in
the Town was discussed
It was decided that the matter be
brought up for consideration at the meet-
ing of the Council to be held on Wednes-
day the 20th instant.
The Council rose.
Confirmed this 21st day of February
Roseau Town Council.

Trade Marks Office.
23rd May, 1952
State of Delaware and located at 1450
Broadway, New York, have applied for
the registration of one trade mark consist-
ing of the following word:-

I- .




Application is hereby made for the
Registi ation, in the Register of the United
Kingdom Trade Mark No. 546376 in Class
43 (Schedule III) registered on the 22nd
November, 1933, and for the issue to me
of a Certificate of Registration in the
Colony of Dominica for the said Trade
Dated the 24th day of-April, 1952
To the Registrar of Trade Marks,

in Class 3, that is to say, antibiotic and
antitubercul.r preparations
Tne appiican's propose to use the said
tradi mark in respect of the said goods.
Any person may within three months
from the dale of the first appearance: of
this advertisement in the Dominica
Offilril GazEtte give notice, in duplicate,
at the Trade Marks Oifice. Dominica, of
opposition to the registration of the said
Irade mark
Anting Registrar of Tr ,de Marks.
Agent:--C A.B. Dupigny, Esq.,
Cork Street.
Roseau, Dominica B.W.I.



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Printed at the BULLETIN OFFICe, Roseau.-By Authority

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IT is notified for general information that with effect from 1st July.
1952 the mail service by launch between Roseau-Mahaut--St. Joseph will
be discontinued and as from the same date a mail service by motor omnibus
will be inaugurated.
Mails will be despatched from St. Joseph and Mahaut to Roseau on
Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the Mails will be closed on the
day before.
Mails from Roseau to Mahaut and St. Joseph will be closed and des-
patched on the same days, i. e. Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Registration Ordinary
St. Joseph | Sundays I
Roseau Tuesdays- 4 p m. 4.30 p.n ,
Mahaut Fridays j

( Mahaut ( Mondays
Roseau Wednesdays 10.30 a.m. 11 a.m.
St. Joseph Saturdays

It is also notified for general information that as from the 1st July,
1952, the hours of business at the DI IRICT POST OFFICES of Mahaut
and St. Joseph will be between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on each day including
Colonial Postmaster.
31st May, 1952.

Publications Not Available

Supplements to
Dominica Official Gazette
v. 75 no. 32

Ordinance no. 6 of 1952
Ordinance no. 7 of 1952
Draft bill "Ordinance to amend and
consolidate the Law..."
Statutory Rules and Orders:
No. 21 of 1952
Minutes of a Meeting

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